Celebrity Cruises Garners Environmental Protection Award

Monday, August 07, 2000
Celebrity Cruises' Century, Galaxy and Mercury have today been awarded Lloyd's Register's Environmental Protection descriptive note. The 70,000-gt Century; 76,000-gt Galaxy; and 76,000-gt Mercury are the first ships to be assigned EP descriptive notes.

The award recognizes Celebrity Cruises' compliance with Lloyd's Register's Provisional Rules for Environmental Protection. All vessels underwent a comprehensive process of plan appraisal, survey and audit to demonstrate compliance with Rules setting requirements for NOx and SOx emission levels from engines; restricting or prohibiting the use of ozone depleting refrigerant gases and fire fighting media; mandating essentially zero discharge to sea of oily wastes, treatment or holding of black and gray water, and effective garbage management and disposal.

The issue of organisms carried in ballast water was dealt with by a requirement for the adoption of precautionary measures to minimize the translocation of non-native organisms.

Prohibition of the application and use of TBT based antifouling paints is also phased in. In addition to the basic requirements, Lloyd's Register's Rules include optional, more stringent requirements covering: hull anti-fouling systems, ballast water management, protected fuel tanks, gray water treatment, NOx and SOx emissions, refrigerant gases and vapor emission control systems (VECS). Compliance with these additional requirements can be selected as required to highlight substantial investment in particular aspects of pollution control and is recognized by the assignment of supplementary characters to the notation. This system enables owners to tailor the environmental certification to emphasize their particular achievements while ensuring adherence to baseline environmental standards.

Accordingly, supplementary character, A, has been assigned to both Century and Galaxy in recognition of their use of tin free anti-fouling coatings.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

HHI to Deploy 3DEXPERIENCE Design Platform

Hyundai Heavy Industries Selects Marine & Offshore Industry Solution Experiences for Design and Engineering of Offshore Structures Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company,

Canadian Icebreaker Refit Contracts Awarded

The Canadian Government informs it has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship 'CCGS Louis S.

Environmental

SCAA Supports International Oil Spill Conference

As the Voice of Spill Response Professionals, the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) is supporting and assisting with the planning and coordination of IOSC 2014 on May 5-8 in Savannah, Ga.

Rolls-Royce Wins Heyerdahl Award

Rolls-Royce has been awarded the maritime Heyerdahl Award 2014. The award was presented by His Majesty King Harald at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations Annual Conference in Oslo March 31.

Marine Diesel Purification Breakthrough by SurePure

Liquid photopurification specialist company SurePure Inc. apprises of a breakthrough in the microbiological purification of contaminated marine diesel fuel, using

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1372 sec (7 req/sec)